Feeling off-balance? Dance!


As much as I admire and respect dance, it makes me self-conscious, leery, and uncomfortable.

Despite this, I recently summoned up some courage. I ordered a leotard and signed my 30-year-old self up...

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How Find The Courage To Confront Bad Relationships When Pregnant

This article was written by Dr. Monika Patel:

" I stayed in a relationship with a perpetually unsupportive person for far too long. I let the fear of “failure” and hurting someone hold...

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Challenges and Celebrations of Intergenerational Living

Being both a mother and a daughter at the same time, under the same roof is filled with blessings and challenges. In my own life, it happened out of necessity during the pandemic. As much as my...

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How Sexual Trauma Can Impact Labor and Delivery

Being pregnant can bring up a complex range of emotions.

You may feel overwhelmed.

Underprepared.

Thrown-off.

Scared.

Excited.

Nervous.

Curious.

Exhausted.

Anxious.

Supported.

Alone.

Leery.

Joyful....

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18 Ways to Support A Mother Going Through Divorce

 

I don’t think anyone enters into a relationship anticipating its end. And no one wears the divorced label proudly, like a girl scout with a new badge. We remember our friends growing...

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Exercise Considerations for Moms with New Babies

After having a baby, it can feel a bit like...ok...what do I do with myself now?

What postpartum exercises are safe and manageable? How do I fit them into my new, unpredictable schedule?

I have a...

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Navigating Domestic Violence While Pregnant

Pregnancy is such a hopeful, optimistic time. You feel a surge of excitement. There's hope that your personal future will be better... and hope about a collective future.

It can also be a time of a...

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Delivery Anxiety: How to Manage the What-Ifs and Unknowns of Childbirth

Becoming a parent is exciting...and anxiety-inducing.

15.6% of women planning hospital births feel high anxiety.

Women under 25 years of age were at an increased risk of anxiety symptoms during...

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Co-Sleeping Pros and Cons

There’s never one right way to do anything.

I chose to co-sleep with my son because, for us, it felt like the best option.

That’s not to say it’s been cuddly and sweet the whole...

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5 Reasons to Avoid Youtube Fitness While Pregnant

YouTube educates and entertains us all.

It’s an incredible tool.

I’ve learned how to change a tire and clean out my vacuum cleaner. I adore the democratization of knowledge, music, and...

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